Nomination: Ritu Weds Chandni

Narvankar, Ameya. Ritu Wed Chandni. Illus. by Ameya Narvankar. 2020. 36p. Yali, $19.99 (9781949528947). K – Gr.2. 

Ayesha is thrilled that her cousin, Ritu, is marrying her girlfriend, Chandni. Some, however, do not want to see them together. Can Ayesha find a way to help them celebrate?

Nomination: Sulwe


Nyong’o, Lupita. Sulwe. Illus. by Vashti Harrison. 2019. 48p. Simon & Schuster, $17.99 (9781534425361). PreS-Gr. 3. 

Dark-skinned Sulwe wants to be beautiful and bright, like her light-skinned sister. Guided by a shooting star, she discovers she is beautiful already, inside and out.